Children's Dentistry

Your Compassionate Kamloops Dentist for Kids

Your Compassionate Kamloops Dentist for KidsYour child's smile plays a crucial role in their overall health and development. That's why it's important to have a dentist with the skills and experience to give your son's or daughter's smile the level of care it needs. At Thompson Valley Dental, we're proud to provide quality Kamloops children's dentistry starting at three years old. Whether your child needs their first dental checkup or orthodontics, our practice is the place for you.

One of the hallmarks of our practice is that our dental team is genuinely interested in creating long-lasting relationships with your family. We always have the time to answer your questions, break down treatments, and accommodate your unique needs. Call us or visit our office in person to schedule your child's next appointment with our team!


Creating a Light-Hearted & Comfortable Atmosphere

We know that some children may feel anxiety about visiting the dentist. That's why our office features a special section with child-centric décor. Our team commits to knowing your child on a first-name basis and will take the time to introduce them to our staff and walk them through our facilities. We know that children are naturally curious, which is why we are happy to answer their questions using kid-friendly terms.

Our Children's Dental Services

During your child's initial appointment we'll begin by conducting an extensive oral exam. Our dentist will look at the condition of their teeth, gums, and jawbones. We'll create your child's personalized treatment plan outlining our recommended services. Our team encourages you to ask questions about your child's plan, as we're happy to make any necessary adjustments.

Our Kamloops children's services include, but are not limited to:

Teeth Cleanings: Just as teeth cleanings are vital for adult oral health, so are they for children's smiles. Our practice is proud to offer gentle teeth cleanings for children, regardless of how many teeth they have. We'll carefully clean the surface of your child's teeth and gums. Additionally, teeth cleanings are an excellent opportunity for our dental team to identify dental complications like tooth decay.

Fluoride & Sealants: As part of our Kamloops children's dentistry services, we provide fluoride and sealants. Fluoride is a treatment that reinforces your child's tooth enamel making it more resistant to dental decay. We primarily administer fluoride as a topic paste placed on the teeth's surface. Sealants are thin coatings placed over your child's tooth to help block out germs and food. Typically, both treatments are applied during the same appointment.

Crowns & Fillings: Crowns and fillings are two distinctly different restorative treatments we offer children. Crowns are restorations placed over the surface of your child's teeth to restore their functionality and protect it from decay or damage. On the other hand, fillings are used to restore small cavities on the surface of your child's teeth. We recommend one or both options depending on the condition of your son's or daughter's smile.

Orthodontics: At Thompson Valley Dental, we're privileged to offer orthodontics. Depending on your child's needs, some of the orthodontic options we provide include conventional metal brackets, appliances, and Clearline clear aligners. Additionally, we can monitor your child's smile to ensure that it's developing correctly and intervene if we notice orthodontic complications.

Sports Guards: Your child's smile should be protected if they participate in contact sports like hockey, football, soccer, and baseball. Sports guards are an efficient way to cushion your child's smile from contact and protect their teeth. Not only that, but sports guards are comfortable and can be worn for long periods.

Children Dental Services FAQs

It's normal to have various questions about our children's dental services. Our Kamloops dentist for kids and their staff are happy to answer your questions. Some frequently asked questions about children's dentistry include:

When should I bring in my child for their first appointment?

We recommend you bring your child in for their first dental appointment no later than three years old. Even if you've put off bringing them in, the sooner you do, the better. We can also monitor their smile development.

Dental x-rays are generally considered to be safe for children. The amount of radiation they're exposed to is minimal enough not to be a threat to their health.

We recommend that you clean their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be aware that the toothbrush should have a small enough head to fit in your child's mouth comfortably. Then, brush their teeth with slow, repeated horizontal and vertical motions.

A Kamloops Dentist for Your Kids

At Thompson Valley Dental, we're proud to offer children's dentistry to help keep your child's smile looking and feeling its best. Whether your child needs a quality dental crown or a routine cleaning, we're here for you. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with our Kamloops dentist for kids!